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hotel royal she plans on plus a photo. page every. time . type the full point. of the photo and how it. changed. president. to become the first. us. more than two hundred million dollars for the.
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brazil's first female president to continue. with a recap of the week's top stories and headlines. and let's get right to those headlines president. become the first russian leader to visit one of the country's most far flung outposts the islands the remote far eastern archipelago lies thousands of kilometers from moscow but it is just a short hop from tokyo for decades it's been a bone of contention between them the trip has already drawn criticism from japan with the country's prime minister saying it is an affront to people while russia says it has no need to ask for permission to visit its own territory. reports.
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it's a leftover from the second world war old soviet tanks rusting on the shore but their barrels pointed towards your pan the cornish island together with three other pacific islands was taken over by the soviet union sixty five years ago but the tussle to define its national identity still goes on. these cross appeared here a few years ago soon after the russian orthodox church opened its parish on the island of sea katon after decades of thing its population the window the island is now in the midst of a baby it will. have the highest birth rates in the interests of holding region we have lots of young people votes of servicemen offices their living standards are quite decent nowadays there are many kids here and parents bring them to be baptized it's wonderful to have children on the island building the church is part
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of the russian government's effort to raise the living standards of the korean island beach here means reinforcing national identity. all but the band and in the nine hundred ninety s. they are and saw a large influx of japanese charities and officials trying to persuade the locals that they might be much better off if the audience were on their japanese administration because you know if we get the owners bark we won't move the russians who live there we know how painful it is then you look for them citizenship. the dispute over the islands known as northern territories in japan always had a third party to it it was the united states that encouraged the soviet union to take them over in nine hundred forty five and it was also washington that later still japan's territorial claims but now many japanese see both russia and america as occupying forces in new york japan has two issues one is a territorial claim to russia and the other is to get rid of american military
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bases on japanese turn tree. under international law the grill island unequivocally belong to russia but due to geographic and economic reasons its residents of palm of get to japan than to the mainland. and while russia may be in their heart japan is still vying for their minds eric mortar is teaching japanese at a she could turn school his soaries paid by the japanese government. class is a very popular when it comes to the school the children are already waiting for me demand those people who i see there are many people who came here last year i'm happy here sometimes it seems to me that i was my family again and here class seventh graders study alongside their parents who hope to get a job in japan life a degree allowance may have a proven recent theories but what's to stop on the horizon according to a two thousand and nine nationwide poll about ninety percent of russians would
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strongly object to handing the krill islands over to japan but the overwhelming majority of the respondents have never visited this territory and are very unlikely to do so in the future the audience may be an integral part of russia on the map but they cannot make clear and logistical way there are still very march for inland some of the r.c. in russia's forests. the trip to the islands comes on the heels of madrid a visit to vietnam and a summit of southeast asian countries and neuer multibillion dollar deals were signed and russia agreed to build the country's first nuclear power plant dimitri medvedev also stressed the need to help vietnam develop as a powerful and modern state the two sides signed additional agreements on construction of a hydro power station and cooperation in the oil sector moscow seeks to strengthen already well established ties with the former soviet ally.
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the first ever joint us russian anti drugs operation in war torn afghanistan has been hailed a success special forces knocked out for drug labs on the afghan border with pakistan and confiscated a ton of heroin worth hundreds of millions of dollars afghan president hamid karzai condemned the operation claiming it violated the country's sovereignty but russian officials say karzai statement is confusing as the red brigade was led by the afghan interior ministry. reports that some moscow some for some moscow's part of the u.s. led mission came as a complete shock. for this one dies so did this one group and this one group or this one died too well this one lost his leg. and he got a mush is showing his quote ritts killed in the soviet war in afghanistan two decades ago only four out of the fourteen in this picture made it out alive under
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a was a command over mine disposal unit in kandahar in two years his school board lost thirty five people dozens of others last glimpse at third of all mines he used against soviet soldiers were american made. the us were enemy which supplied the mujahideen with the quick mint weapons medicine it was american strong in a silence which helped shoot down our planes. two decades after the soviet army is x. it and dre was taken aback to find out that russia was back in afghanistan again this time with its former anime. these are the pictures he saw on the news reports for drug producing lapse on the border between afghanistan and pakistan were destroyed in a special rate and a ton of heroin worth over two hundred million dollars. after we gave information
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to our u.s. and afghan partners the three sides planned the operation for three months we used about seventy special forces units three landing helicopters and six supporting ones the whole operation lasted less than four hours. but many experts say washington needed a push before it started to act it's unbelievable to me that it took russia to tell the united states where the drug labs were when we have a hundred thousand troops we've spent eighty billion dollars on intelligence we have one hundred thousand additional contractors so we had to know were crawling all over every inch of that country but it took a year or two in fact to out the united states to force us and to embarrass us to cooperate with you to stop the drug trade which is in the interest of the entire world including the united states with more of the drug passing through its forges than any other country russia is convinced that the skin which must be confronted
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at its source however those who know first hand what fighting in afghanistan is like learning against being drawn into a full scale war because. of course there should be special operations carried out against drug cartels but again special units should be in charge of this nineteen year old boys should not be recruited for the job every single operation should be planned in detail starting from the intelligence sections of the operation itself and the wrapping up of the operation it's easy to get trapped in this war and hard to get out of it as long as islamist militancy and drunks emanating from of ghana's stand are seen as a threat to its national security rush is likely to remain a force in the region even as the u.s. works out an x. it strategy. faced with bigger war is less reliable maybe the region the united states and nato appear willing to accept growing russian influence at this point
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they need all the help they can get at the gathering florrie opportunity in afghanistan is a sign. and this time around how does the us cold war anime but as a mordant a ally it still got trouble r.t. . in a few minutes the ethnically diverse iraqi city of kirkuk is a real winner box we take you on a raid to prevent the site from becoming a hotbed for terror attacks. russia and georgia could be entangled in a spy scandal with reports tbilisi detained twenty people on friday for espionage an anonymous source quoted by reuters said those detained are all georgian and are suspected of being part of a spy network gathering information from moscow the georgian interior ministry has so far refused to comment and says it won't do so until next week russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov said moscow is not aware of any details as there are no
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diplomatic relations between the two countries experts say tbilisi's evasion it shows how authoritarian country actually is. when someone is arrested they're entitled to due process that means they can call a lawyer that family members can be contacted therefore arrests are announced and it never happens i can't tell you how bizarre idea is to hear a police spokesman say. i can neither confirm nor deny that arrests have taken place secret arrests are the hallmark of a police state there is a new law before the georgian parliament which is called the freedom charter and it's something akin to the patriot act in the united states it will drastically increase the powers of the security service it passed its first meeting in the in the georgian part arlen recently and it is possible that someone is trying to whip up. a social mood to support that one of the country's opposition leaders says
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tbilisi uses the slightest link to russia as an excuse to prosecute these kind of charges russian links russian ties russian is spirit which is always used in georgia's police gunned i just know anything about these people but i know that it's quite enough to be some hold link to reason our show knowing your spinach may be easier but if you were a business a russian family in russia and you were raised in georgia it's quite enough for georgia law enforcement officers to make criminal use. iraqi lawmakers are demanding their government investigate allegations of war crimes the police comes a week after the online whistleblower wiki leaks released four hundred thousand to secret u.s. documents on the war in iraq the files detail american forces handling prisoners
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and handing them over to iraqi interrogators despite overwhelming evidence of torture the data also shed light on fifteen thousand killings over the past six years which had been previously unaccounted for iraq's prime minister nouri al maliki says the revelations are aimed at undermining the country's political stability but that's an overreaction and an unlikely motivation for the leak according to one leading expert on the country. i think that would be very doubtful to imagine that the wiki leaks and the soldiers responsible for giving these documents to them had the undermining of the iraqi government in mind when they chose this date and let's bear in mind that there hasn't been an iraqi government for seven months so. many dates to choose from when it comes to releasing this in a sense this is u.s. military documents really unlike any previous media story or report from iraq this is words from their own mouth which makes it very difficult for them to deny it and
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they're not really doing that if you actually listen to what the state department spokesman is saying what they talk about is the critical nature of the nature of the leaks and whether u.s. soldiers or informers or people working with the u.s. will be put in danger by them talking about the method of the message rather than the message itself now the message itself paints a very different picture of the iraq the americans have been telling us about the last seven years some fifteen thousand iraqi deaths have not been accounted for so the history of iraq is being written by these documents which are as i say from the americans miles themselves. fifty thousand u.s. troops remain in iraq to train and support local security forces but in many places like kurdish controlled kirkuk the legacy of the american led invasion remains an uncertain one people there fear a civil war could eventually robt as sebastian meyer reports. a dawn raid a race against time to catch militants off guard in the iraqi province of kirkuk we're in the suburb of duck cook and the police have just a few minutes to get into position before sunrise. daybreak's in the raid begins
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police under the supervision of the u.s. army go door to door searching rooms and checking residents against lists of unknown terrorists. dominated heavily by kurds have been remarkably successful recently they've cut terror attacks by over fifty percent in the past few months these guys are very good they are very good and they're very good at intelligence and develop they are gathering intelligence and developing intelligence and they are subversion he's not worried about it but others mainly the city's non kurds are here in downtown they're going to live with her charity target but with her own historic claim on that kirkuk is a unique city in iraq a true melting pot of all the different ethnicities in the country but this mixture continues to lead to extremely volatile ethnic tensions a two thousand and nine field report that was recently leaked by the whistleblower wiki leaks states that without strong and fair influence likely from
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a third party these tensions may quickly turn to violence after the u.s. forces withdraw all of this will in terms of security when the u.s. leaves there will be no independent security force right now the security's from the kurdish side of the city this is the truth when the u.s. leaves things will get worse it will be conflicts arabs will stand up and paraded and we should say with thirteen and this will. got for a bit but worse it will begin if we get. an example of this violence wasn't long in coming no more than five minutes after we finished the interview a roadside bomb targeting the police detonated in the center of the city. luckily for the police the terrorists missed it appears that despite the gains that the police are making. the american troop withdrawal could easily lead to or turn to sectarianism in care cook for kurds arabs and turkoman alike the consequences of the u.s. led war have left the future of kirkuk very much uncertain sebastian meyer care
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cook for r.t. coming up later this hour russia ranks number one for you prime with authorities left looking for solutions and alternative methods. streets of moscow are flooded with vampires devils and pumpkins as it celebrates halloween and find out more here on r.t. . brazil chooses dilma rousseff to be the country's first female president she will succeed the highly popular outgoing president lula da silva rousseff from the ruling party has campaigned on the success of lula da silva who's credited with lifting millions out of poverty artie's laurel easter reports from sao paulo now where the gap between rich and poor continues to shrink. in brazil there are those who live tucked away behind barbed wire walls. and those who live behind shanty cinderblock ones but in this developing nation in one of the
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fastest growing major economies in the world where they are pioneering deep water oil research and ethanol production for example signs of human development to marked by a before and after before outgoing president lula distil the took office he thought that the world our people didn't recognize the poor today the rich are angry because the poor and as poor as they were before people have opportunity have been saying he's increased the job market civil construction for me and for others he's giving jobs to people who didn't have it after live eight years in office is a brazil where jobs but really social policies are bringing inequality down were income from the poorest in the country has grown eight percent a year while the richest has grown only one and a half brazil is part of a trend and. in america of countries that are electing leftist governments that are essentially redistributing wealth to the poor in neighborhoods like this in brazil you see that most evidently and their program called both the familia. janina and
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her two daughters live together in one shared room about one hundred square feet in this developer slum she gets by on a few odd jobs and she gets the equivalent of twenty four u.s. dollars a month from the government through both the familia and helps with food or sometimes i use it to pay a bill in return for both a familiar cash to name has to show the government that her daughter samantha gets her vaccinations and is in school and intends at least eighty five percent of the time samantha's life is one of learning an opportunity where once in a slum like this reaching her age meant dropping out of school to work and help the family this is where i want them to set a lot so in the future they'll have a profession and they're not going to suffer like their parents suffered so i want them to study. at the same time the parents are suffering less both the familia is responsible for six of the reduction in poverty in brazil while
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it costs just a half percent of g.d.p. basically it's considered a very cheap and efficient it's a model being transferred globally from mexico to new york city and we're here for the first time arguably in its history the walls separating rich from poor don't look so set in stone. or in mr r t so paulo brazil now and to some other world news this hour more than thirty people have been killed in a police operation to release hostages from a catholic church in baghdad militants took over the church after attacking the country's stock exchange where they killed two guards they were reportedly demanding al qaeda members held in iraq and egypt to be set free. an explosion of. square has left at least thirty two people injured authorities bomber was targeting police officers the blast occurred close to an area where riot police are stationed in case of protests after the blast more explosive devices
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were found and defused. authorities in yemen have released a female student suspected of sending explosives to u.s. synagogues earlier. said one of the two parcels posted from yemen last week have been transported onto planes before being seized in dubai bombs were found on u.s. bound planes in the u.k. and dubai u.s. officials are now going to yemen to check security practices and holes in the system. mount merapi volcano is once again spewing ash down its slopes. many people had returned home to collect possessions following a low in activity no casualties have been reported as of yet thirty eight people died last week when the volcano began to erupt and at least fifty three thousand have been moved to safety. mere paean union is facing a shake up after leaders indorsed plans to enforce tougher budget rules on friday
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the deal which amends the controversial lisbon treaty was spearheaded by germany and france alterations include reining in the excesses of overspending nations it's all an attempt to shore up the euro after it came close to collapse last year the new system will be in place by two thousand and thirteen but n.e.p. says the single currency should be scrapped to save europe's economy. their problem is always that there isn't enough european union not that there's too much of it but they don't have enough power so they see every crisis as an excuse for demanding more power to solve the problems that created in the first place economically is in a terrible state because of the european single currency greece portugal spain all these countries their economies are going down the chub so the economies of countries like germany and france and the u.k. it would be a lot more healthy if they weren't burdened with regulation and in the case of france and germany with membership of the euro and of course they have to bear the tremendous burden of buying out countries like greece and of course spain and italy
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and portugal what we need is to get rid of the european single currency get rid of all the over regulation on business and allow economies to actually revive and become more healthy under proper free market economic conditions the wide things that go on at the moment is they can have inevitably only get worse russia faces a skyrocketing crime rate among youngsters with the world health organization ranking at number one in europe for youth crime experts say one solution is to offer young people activities to keep them busy and safe or to use dire pushkov meet some who are barely out of school but already behind bars. i mean everything please show us on the dog where exactly you stabbed him with the knife it was here how many times. i don't remember roughly seven or ten times. in this reconstruction the suspects showing police just what happened when his gang carried out a brutal murder the main perpetrator would soon join his peers in one of russia's
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sixty two young offenders institutions across an of has already served more than half of his sentence for committing a racial murder he was a fifteen year old skinhead when both him and his friends attacked a foreign looking youth i saw the guys knife lying next to him i suddenly thought he must have been using this knife to kill russians i stepped into ice event passed it to my three friends each night him stabbings account for almost half of the homicides carried out by youngsters in the european and central asian region according to a report by the world health organization and it puts russia with the highest rate of violence among the surveyed age group from ten to twenty nine. a change in psychology morale didn't even moral values all this contributes to an extremely high crime rate went up by the activities of religious sex and i'm sorry just say
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this by our media including television which stories full of blood in russia around five thousand seven hundred miners are currently serving prison terms the majority are either from a one parent family or an orphanage experts say about eighty percent of syria's juvenile crimes take place in the evening or night when children in theory are supposed to be looked after by their parents however in reality many children often end up on the streets searching for their own entertainment. and that's primarily alcohol which is fueling so much of today's youth crime this iteration among. mynahs is actually slowly improving the grim statistics among those who are of age to exploit south while many of these young boys hope they'll be able to survive crime free in the future it may be down to those on the other side of the barbed wire to ensure they don't become another those generation gary bush r.t. moscow witches and zombies took center stage in moscow this weekend with the city
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celebrating the freakiest holiday of the year halloween clubbers their glad rags for real rags and wigs artie's tom barton joined in the fun and now has all the details. it's halloween time for trick or treating and dressing up but here in moscow region really an occasion for just to go to one of the clubs in moscow we see not just scary costumes good but a whole variety of weird and wonderful god to see my rights to see system policeman to see whole souls of professionals but also it's a time to party with me is out of the sky he's a d.j. . england's big yes name from the last poll holloway's father was a new impressionist i mean there's. a least maybe. they make a long day at. the end of the city that was not all that we. want to see things
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become. seems to become a little over the world to me but i spend a lot of time in venezuela and really big on knowing there was such a time in every way every day in terms of dressing up i mean a lot of me being there is a little scary costumes but this lives in a different time to the sort of time listening well no disrespect but you look like scary to me. baby get beyond the whole thing. thank you down in the sky oh my i didn't know i don't say scary i may try my last time anyway that's what i'm going to cause a very good night larry spam real funny. comedy. certainly looks like tom had an entertaining and educational weekend in moscow for more on how moscow celebrates the scariest day of the year you can head to our to dot com you can also check out the latest news and analysis here's some of what's
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news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of kenya that. giant corporations are on the day.

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